§ 28. Mr. Skeffington-Lodge
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether, in view of public protests about its use far this purpose, he will make a statement about the proposed establishment of a peacetime training range on the sands which link Holy Island with the mainland.
§ 32. Lieut.-Colonel Thorp
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air if he is aware of the growing volume of protest at the continued retention of the R.A.F. target areas in the Holy Island district, and why it is proposed to enlarge this area used for target practice to include the coast off Scremerston, a proposal which is regarded with apprehension throughout Northumberland.
Mr. Ivor Thomas
The Royal Air Force ranges near Holy Island are no longer in use, and it is not intended to keep any of them for the postwar Air Force. They are at present being cleared of unexploded missiles.